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Old 01-27-2014, 11:59 PM - Thread Starter
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After a term of three years, the jointly funded project IMAGE (innovation printable electrode materials for high-performance lighting devices and organic solar cells) has been successfully completed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR). As a result, the project partners Carnot MIB from Bordeaux, France (project headed by Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques [LCPO]) and the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Organics, Materials and Electronic Devices (COMEDD) from Dresden, Germany demonstrated new transparent electrodes, which are arranged on a backing film and enable flexible electronic components.

The performance of these electrodes, which are made up of organic materials, was demonstrated by using flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and organic photovoltaic (OPV) solar cells. The objective of the project IMAGE was the development of innovative printable, transparent electrode materials for high-efficiency OLEDs and solar cells. The electrode materials should be cost-effective, conductive, transparent, flexible, compatible and capable of being integrated onto OLED or OPV solar cells. The electrodes developed in IMAGE should replace conventional transparent metal oxides, such as indium-tin-oxide (ITO), which are less flexible and less cost-effective.

According to Dr. Olaf R. Hild, business unit manager at Fraunhofer COMEDD, the significant results are the ability to construct thin, transparent, flexible electrodes and to integrate them into COMEDD processes, enabling the group to manufacture flexible organic devices according to customer requirements.

The IMAGE consortium is now looking for industry partners for commercialisation. Film manufacturers and film refiners in particular can take this opportunity to cooperate with material developers in order to make flexible transparent and conductive film products for numerous applications (e.g., in the field of PV, organic electronics or for touch screens) ready for the market.

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Old 01-28-2014, 01:58 AM
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Chances of seeing OELD displays based on this are null so its better tp stop this thread...
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Chances of seeing OELD displays based on this are null so its better tp stop this thread...
I then think you must misunderstand the information here.

This is about progress in Thin Film printing of electronics, which will be needed to produce large flexible OLED displays.

It doesn't solve or meant to solve the problem of depositing or printing OLED material onto plastics.
That is a whole other process on another layer of plastics which will be put on top of the Thin Film printing explained in the first post.
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I then think you must misunderstand the information here.
This is about progress in Thin Film printing of electronics, which will be needed to produce large flexible OLED displays.
It doesn't solve or meant to solve the problem of depositing or printing OLED material onto plastics.

I think I understood it spot-on: this info is really not related to the topic of this forum. If it is, there are tons of other technologies to be covered here, e.g. about soldering, making driver chips and so on.
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Chances of seeing OELD displays based on this are null so its better tp stop this thread...

Sadly true.
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I then think you must misunderstand the information here.

This is about progress in Thin Film printing of electronics, which will be needed to produce large flexible OLED displays.

And, yet, large flexible OLEDs are being produced today before this invention has been put into production anywhere.... Go figure.
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Lord.. I literally quit the forum for a while because "AVS black" was the only option and I couldn't bear it any longer.

There is no difference in HDMI cables. If you can see the picture without visible dropouts or sparklies, the cable is working at 100%. No other cable will display a better version of that picture. You're simply wrong if you think there is a better digital cable than one that is already working. (Oh, and plasma didn't die because of logistics problems, nor does OLED ship in big boxes because it comes from Korea.)
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And, yet, large flexible OLEDs are being produced today before this invention has been put into production anywhere.... Go figure.

You know as well as me that mass-production of large flexible OLED is not happening at the moment, so I don't know why you try to argue based on some prototype results.

And why do you think that prototypes of OLED on plastics doesn't use printed electronics and why the project described in the first post isn't an interesting improvement on the process?

The day they solve the problems with printing OLED on plastics they will need the roll-to-roll printed electronics on plastics.

Two different processes, but the OLED will need the printed electronics to function.
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You know as well as me that mass-production of large flexible OLED is not happening at the moment, so I don't know why you try to argue based on some prototype results.

The flexing part is not the limiting factor.[/quote]
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And why do you think that prototypes of OLED on plastics doesn't use printed electronics and why the project described in the first post isn't an interesting improvement on the process?

I don't think there's anything interesting in the first post, but that's just me.
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The day they solve the problems with printing OLED on plastics they will need the roll-to-roll printed electronics on plastics.

Two different processes, but the OLED will need the printed electronics to function.

Giggity.

I'm really, really uninterested in things like flexible/plastic screens. There are 2-3 mildly interesting applications for a truly flexible screen. We will see some nifty uses for bendable screens, but we can already make those happen now and at production quantities for small screens (see LG G.Flex for example).

People get excited about very impractical things.

There is no difference in HDMI cables. If you can see the picture without visible dropouts or sparklies, the cable is working at 100%. No other cable will display a better version of that picture. You're simply wrong if you think there is a better digital cable than one that is already working. (Oh, and plasma didn't die because of logistics problems, nor does OLED ship in big boxes because it comes from Korea.)
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Oye.  Everyone, let's just agree that two large factions will permanently disagree on this.  I cannot stand light colors on a black background.  Every programming IDE I have ever used was and will be black on a pale color.  Get this--->EVEN as a kid in 1980 for my TRS-80 (Model I/Level II) I paid to have this weird 3rd party hardware soldered into my "system" that flipped the signals to the B&W monochrome monitor so that I could have black on white text when I pressed a weird keystroke.  I never turned it off.

 

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People get excited about very impractical things.

 

Excited vs. "keeping a strong eye on"?  I ask myself this often: Have we never seen the impractical become practical as technology advances?  I view every display technology as having been impractical at one point.


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